Domino Cookies
Edible STEM: Domino Cookies

Teaching math to children doesn’t have to be boring. STEM teaching is all about teaching children in a fun and exciting way that helps excel and put into practice learning. To inspire the next generation of potential Scientists, Technological workers, Engineers and Mathematicians. Back in the days of our own learning, math could be a... Read more »

Valentine Gummies
Berry Orange Heart Gummies

The day of love is almost here and what a better way to celebrate than with some homemade sweets! These gummies are a great alternative to the commercially made versions as they contain real fruit juice and a little extra love. You’ll need: 2¼ cups diced strawberries ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup orange juice... Read more »

Valentine's Snack
Valentine’s Snacktivity Round Up

February….a month of all things red, pink, sweet, and full of love! I like to get my kids involved with making red and pink foods all month long that are tasty, nutritious, and not loaded with sugar! One idea is to add roasted beets, beet powder, red peppers, or fresh/frozen berries to your favourite pancake,... Read more »

Variety of Docinhos
Docinhos – The Brazilian Treat!

Let’s make some docinhos! These delicious small treats are so easy and fun to make. Perfect for any occasion – especially Valentine’s Day! These are a perfect recipe to get the children involved in the kitchen. They can roll the little balls and help decorate them. Now, let the fun begin! Some History Docinhos are... Read more »

Hot Chocolate
Super Simple Hot Chocolate

Making your own hot chocolate is no more difficult than making instant powdered hot chocolate, and this way you can control how much sugar you want to use and types of chocolate.  As a chocolatier, I will always insist on quality chocolate and cocoa powder. Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Valrhona are all easily accessible for... Read more »

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Sticks & Marshmallow Snowmen

Christmas. Pretty hectic time of year right? By November your diary is rapidly filling up for December. Work parties, school parties, children’s nativity, carol singing, light switch on, mall Santa trips, present buying, baking, decorating. It’s easy for the whole of the festive season to fly by without actually spending a moment to breathe and... Read more »

Cranberry Almond Bark
Cranberry Almond Bark

Ingredients: Whole almonds – 250g Triple Sec (or vanilla extract) – 15ml Sugar – 20g Dried Cranberries – 200g Dark Chocolate – 500g It is very important to use good quality chocolate; you will impress even those with very discerning taste!  I use Callebaut and it can be easily found at your local big brand... Read more »

Holistic Milk Alternatives
Holistic Alternatives to Dairy

Many babies and toddlers develop sensitivities to dairy. The truth is that dairy is not natural to human beings, meaning that our bodies don’t always recognize the ingredients and break them down properly in order to be digested well and entirely. Although dairy may have benefits, it can be very irritating to our digestive system.... Read more »

healthy christmas treats
Healthy Christmas Treats

Cookies for Santa Clause and carrots for the Reindeer…it’s all about balance! But sometimes, during the holiday season, there can be an imbalance of less nutrient-dense foods and more sugar-packed treats. If you are looking to add a few more healthy snacks to your holiday spread without sacrificing on taste or presentation I’ve got you... Read more »

gingerbread people
Gingerbread People

‘Tis the season of pine trees and twinkly lights and spending Sundays inside baking gingerbread cookies as the snow swirls outside of your window. Baking gingerbread cookies is one of the best parts of the holiday season for so many reasons: it’s a fun way to bring the family together and get creative, and the... Read more »

Spinach Feta Phyllo Cups
Spinach Feta Phyllo Cups

Growing up with Greek friends I learned to make Spanakopita from their Yia Yia’s and this is an easy take on the beautiful triangles I was taught to make.  Same ingredients, just a different presentation. Ingredients: 1 package of frozen phyllo dough (defrosted overnight) 500g frozen spinach (thawed and drained well) 1 tablespoon olive oil... Read more »

3D Christmas Tree Cookies
Three-dimensional Christmas Tree Cookies

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches Your boughs so green in summertime Stay bravely green in wintertime O Tannenbaum, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches Perhaps you have a Christmas party you want to impress your guests... Read more »

fun meal times
Making Meal Time Fun & Appealing

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Is it tough to get your child to eat their vegetables? As parents, we can sometimes feel like we’re failing if our children aren’t eating things that we know are good for them. They may throw the food they don’t like on the floor or refuse... Read more »

chicken noodle soup
Chicken NOODLE Soup

The leaves have almost all fallen and there’s a chill in the air – one that can only be lessened with a big bowl of hearty soup. Whether you feel a cold coming on, or just want to eat something that feels like a warm hug, classic chicken noodle soup is the cure. Packed full... Read more »

Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Easy twist to a classic holiday treat.  Great for cookies swaps and holiday gifts!  The toffee can be substituted (even omitted) for different flavour applications – sweet or savoury!  If you go savoury adjust the salt content. Ingredients Butter 341g (room temperature) Icing Sugar 120g All Purpose Flour 375g Toffee Bits 75g Salt 6g Instructions... Read more »

pumpkin doughnuts
Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze

The kids are back to school, the leaves are changing colours and the mornings are getting chilly – that means that pumpkin spice is in the air! There’s no better way to welcome the fall weather than to bake treats that are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and make your house smell like a warm... Read more »

Bumble Nums Halloween Snack Mix
Bumble Nums Halloween Snack Mix

This sweet and salty snack inspired by our friends The Bumble Nums, is the perfect treat for Halloween! Here’s what you need: Pretzel sticks Mini marshmallows Chocolate chips Candied hulled pumpkin seeds *Ingredients and direction for candied pumpkin seeds below. Candied Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds 1.5 Tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp... Read more »

Easy Caramel Apple Mascarpone Pinwheels
Easy Caramel Apple Mascarpone Pinwheels

These are so easy to make and so much fun if you include the kids to help.  Just make sure they don’t eat all the caramel candies! Ingredients: (Yields 16) 1 roll of puff pastry (defrosted according to package instructions) 3 small apples (I prefer using Honey Crisps, but any baking apple will do) 3... Read more »

home made apple pop tarts
Apple Hand Pies

Fall is just around the corner, which means that it’s almost time for apple season! Aside from crisp fall mornings, dew on the grass from the frost the night before, and all of the back to school madness, nothing signifies fall more like the smell of apples and cinnamon, wrapping around you like a warm... Read more »

Piggy Pancakes
Breakfasting with the Farm Animals

Breakfast. Some people love it, some loathe it, but either way it is said to be the most important meal of the day. It is amazing how quickly a child’s personality comes out in regard to breakfast. Their likes and dislikes can surface quickly, especially when it comes to food. I’m not talking about the... Read more »

Banana Muffins
Super Simple Banana Muffins

Summer is over. Kids are back in school. Here is a quick and delicious recipe to take the stresses out of a grab and go breakfast or a quick snack on the run. Everyone loves a classic banana muffin! Yield:  12 muffins Ingredients: Flour – 160g Salt – 3g Baking Soda – 6g Butter* – 114g... Read more »

Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches
Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches

Summer might be winding down but the fun doesn’t have to stop here. Even though it’s about that time to start thinking about school lunches again (how did summer go by in such a hurry?!), these Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches are an entertaining way to get creative with lunch. Create any sandwich you want, really,... Read more »

Vegetables Cars
Let’s Make Veggie Cars!

Summertime is for vacations and road trips; a time when families hit the road and experience the world together. What better way to celebrate family vacations than with healthy snacks in the shape of cars? Made with fresh fruits and veggies, these car cuties are super versatile and easy to switch up. Don’t like apples?... Read more »

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